Was Britain Rome's Treasure House?

Ancient Britain seems to have been the treasure trove for Rome since thousands of gold and silver artifacts dating to Roman times have been found there. Now a Welsh archaeologist thinks he knows why.

Dr Peter Guest, of Cardiff University's School of History and Archaeology, believes that the huge cache of Roman gold and silver dates from the last years of the Roman occupation. Guest theorizes, "[The treasure] normally consists of gold jewelry, spoons, toothpicks, thousands of coins and other items. I think connected to the fact that the Roman administration in Britain stops around 400 to 410 and the fact that the separation Britain experienced from the Roman Empire would have been so sudden."